Editorials

Editorials

Guest editorial: Shippers, union must work to prevent port slowdown

When labor strife at Tacoma and Seattle ports turned the waters of Seattle’s Elliott Bay and Tacoma’s Commencement Bay into a container-ship parking lot, fruit was left to rot and Christmas trees turned brown. The state as a whole lost an estimated $770 million, and the Washington apple industry alone took a $100 million loss. Retailers couldn’t stock Xboxes at Christmas, and Timothy hay growers from Ellensburg suffered.

Guest Opinions

Lori Sanders: Ratepayers should not subsidize telecom industry

An opinion piece written by Jerome Delvin, a Benton County commissioner and former state senator, was recently published in the Tri-City Herald. Mr. Delvin claims that local governments are erecting unnecessary barriers to expanding the deployment of fifth-generation (5G) telecom services, by charging prohibitive fees for attaching to power and light poles and unrealistic permitting requirements. He believes this is preventing tens of millions of dollars from being invested in our state.

Videos

VIDEO: Southridge Suns reflect on season

After losing to Gig Harbor 5-1 in the state championship game, Southridge baseball coach Tim Sanders and players Mason Martin, Wyatt Hull and Jake Harvey talk about what it took to make it to the title game, and what it means for seasons to come.
dbrennan@tricityherald.com
VIDEO: Southridge Suns reflect on season 2:25

VIDEO: Southridge Suns reflect on season

Hanford's Joe Gauthier talks about his performance at state and his senior season 0:55

Hanford's Joe Gauthier talks about his performance at state and his senior season

Highlights from the 2A/3A/4A state track championships in Tacoma 0:42

Highlights from the 2A/3A/4A state track championships in Tacoma

Highlights from Day 2 of the 2A/3A/4A state track meet 1:03

Highlights from Day 2 of the 2A/3A/4A state track meet